Tayshaun Prince has spent his entire career with the Detroit Pistons, but with the team fully in rebuilding mode, he simply no longer fits the program.
However, one place that would greatly appreciate his championship experience and stingy defense is Houston.
Prince is averaging 11.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.4 dimes per game while shooting 45.9 percent for the 2012-13 season, but Detroit has Kyle Singler and Jonas Jerebko at small forward, both of whom deserve minutes to prove themselves, as well as Greg Monroe locking down power forward for the foreseeable future.
Should the Rockets be able to get him out of the Motor City, he would provide great depth in the frontcourt behind Patterson and Chandler Parsons, while also being Houston’s top perimeter defender and guarding opposing teams’ best wing scorer.
These Rockets are 29th in points allowed, giving up an average of 101.5 per game, and could use someone who is a defensive specialist but also capable of chipping in in the scoring department and on the glass.
Prince has championship experience with the Pistons, but has also played the leader role on a young team during his tenure in Detroit.
He would be able to slide comfortably into that position were he to find himself donning Rockets red.
At age 32 it is difficult to tell just how much he has left in the tank, but the addition of Tayshaun Prince would give Houston a dependable veteran who prides himself on his defense and could fit seamlessly into the Rockets’ frontcourt rotation.